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Applications open for 2021 Rhodes Scholarship (China Constituency)

The Rhodes Trust is now accepting applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships (China Constituency). Established in 1903, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The Rhodes Trust launched the inaugural China scholarships in 2015 and has since selected 24 Chinese Rhodes Scholars for study at Oxford. See scholar spotlights. Less well-known is the fact that Chinese citizens enrolled at Western universities are also eligible to apply, provided they meet the criteria outlined in this information sheet. Institutional endorsement is NOT required for applying via the China constituency. Applications for this year’s Rhodes Scholarships must be received...

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What drives support for or opposition to redistributive taxation and spending? Why is ethnic diversity associated with inequality and a lack of redistribution? Written by Michael Donnelly, this book argues that many individuals, recognizing that they live in a world of uncertainty, use the groups of which they are a member as a heuristic to understand how welfare states are likely to impact them. This leads to reduced support for redistribution among the wealthy, whose disproportionate influence over policy, in turn, leads to less redistribution. Group Interests, Individual Attitudes develops the argument with a series of empirical implications, which are then...

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